Jenny Gamble is Professor of Midwifery at Griffith University and Research Unit Leader – Maternity and Family. Her research program is focused and coherent, relevant to the national research agenda, and is clinically significant and interdisciplinary. Her work involves highly cited publications and research grants addressing issues of perinatal mental distress, the rising rates of medical intervention in childbirth, as well as workforce and practice development. Five papers are published in the journal, Birth, which has the second highest impact factor in the field of nursing and midwifery. She has published five book chapters and 37 refereed journal articles, with 53% of her journal articles in last 10 years published in A/A* ranked journals. She has been awarded $1.3 mill in research funds since 2006 including a $650,000 NHMRC project grant (2008-2010). She is currently supervising three PhD students and three Honours students. Over the last 5 years she has supervised five PhD students and three Honours students to completion.
She is Deputy Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery with budget responsibilities (2009-current) and until 2011 was program convenor of the Master of Midwifery and Master of Midwifery with Honours programs. In addition, she has recently written a Bachelor of Midwifery curriculum and implemented a highly successful, high demand program (commenced 2010).